Help Pet Shelters
Help Pet Shelters is a campaign that raises money for animal shelters in the United States.
According to the campaign, well-known national animal groups do a poor job of funding local shelters. Despite their names, the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) are not affiliated with local SPCAs and humane societies. These groups give a small percentage of the money they raise to local shelters to help them care for animals. They spend money on high executive compensation and store millions of dollars in offshore accounts in the Caribbean, according to their tax returns.
In contrast, the Help Pet Shelters campaign pledges to donate 95% of the money it raises for this campaign to local shelters. The campaign has screened shelters in all 50 states.
In May 2020, Help Pet Shelters ran a March Madness-style contest benefiting local pet shelters. Participants voted on photos of pets submitted by shelters; the winning shelter received a $5,000 grant.
Help Pet Shelters is project of the nonprofit group CORE. CORE also runs www.HumaneWatch.org and www.PETAKillsAnimals.com, which are critical of HSUS and PETA.